User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


27° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Business

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Employers Looking To Fill Jobs

May 18, 2014, 5:30 PM by Erich Schaffhauser

Employers Looking To Fill Jobs
MILBANK, SD -

More than a quarter of the state's workforce is at or nearing retirement age and many employers are concerned about filling jobs.

In the rural town of Milbank, the high school is one place employers are going to keep jobs filled in the future.

"There's just quite a few people from the community that come in and talk about certain jobs available in the community," senior Abigail Snaza said.

They're also told about what training would be required for that job and whether it leads students to a tech school or four-year college.

Abigail Snaza is about to graduate from Milbank High School and plans to come back one day.  At the Grant County Development Corporation, Executive Director Bobbie Bohlen would like others familiar with rural living to come to this area as well.

"If a person is used to that and has grown up with it, we're more likely to be able to attract them and keep them here. So we're targeting our market toward that," Bohlen said.

Officials recently completed a study to find out what employers in the Milbank area need. Now they're developing strategies to respond.

"We have to have a partnership. It has to be not just the businesses looking for people but that the community understands that in order for us all to grow and prosper here the community truly has to be involved," Bohlen said.

Community leaders expect more job openings as people retire. They hope to convince students like Snaza to come back and fill them.

"It's a small town. I think kids these days want to be in bigger cities. There're more opportunities in bigger cities but I think Milbank has a lot of opportunities," Snaza said.

The development corporation says it's working on plans to address the labor issue and will announce those in the future.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View business

You may also like

Sioux Falls Nail Salon Shut Down By SD Cosmetology Commission

10/30/2014 11:00 AM

The South Dakota Cosmetology Commission has shut down #1 Nails Salon in Sioux Falls.  The commission revoked the license of owner Ngoc Lan T...

Full Story
Nail Salon's License Revoked

10/30/2014 6:07 PM

Bribery attempts and safety and sanitary violations have put a Sioux Falls nail salon owner out of business.

Full Story | Watch
SD Unclaimed Property Fund Up To $65 Million

10/30/2014 1:45 PM

South Dakota's unclaimed property fund is now up to $65 million.

Full Story
Sioux Falls To Get Second Five Guys Location

10/29/2014 11:45 AM

Five Guys Burgers and Fries will open up a second location in Sioux Falls in the former Extreme Automotive building at 49th Street and Louise Avenue.

Full Story
Three Sushi Restaurants Back Open

10/27/2014 11:10 AM

The three sushi restaurants that closed last week in Sioux Falls were back open for business over the weekend.

Full Story


Events